The inspector/facilitator role is essential for the game to work. He/she facilitates the entire evening.
The other characters can be taken from the audience and briefed before game play starts, OR you can select a group to play your suspects in advance of the night and give them time to get fluent in their roles and answers.
The rest of the guests are fully included in the game as they’ll be asking questions throughout the night.
Didius Severus – The man sent to solve the crime
Efficient in his own peculiar way, Didius Severus has an unusual method of solving crimes – he involves everyone!
Brutus – Governor of Gaul.
Wearing a crisp white toga which shows off his bling splendidly, Brutus is a Palatine Hill bovver boy, rippling with muscles and attitude who’s handy with his fists.
Calpurnia – Wife of Julius Caesar.
With a floaty tunic, a chain of wild flowers around her neck and in her hair, she’s quite the hippy chick.
Arsenix the Gaul – Slave.
Primped and preened to make him look like a respectable house slave, Arsenix the Gaul has still got that wild, flowing hair and big droopy moustache that mark him out as not from round here.
Flavia – Chef.
In her low-cut gown and with her hair bejewelled, Flavia is a glamorous chef who exudes sex appeal. You could say she’s a living goddess.
Titus Panticus – Bodyguard.
Wearing a fur-trimmed toga with gold sequins, Titus Panticus is Caesar’s personal bodyguard and fashion adviser.
Cossetta – Slave girl.
Barefoot and wearing a little shift dress with a cord around her waist, Cossetta is a slave girl who carries a broom and sweeps and sings wistfully.
Additional characters in the 9 cast game:
Bibulus – Consul.
Wearing a woman’s full-length gown, his laurel wreath a bit wonky and hiding beneath a cloak, Bibulus doesn’t come across as leadership material.
Fortuna – Oracle at the Temple of Jupiter.
With her wild, flowing hair and full length cloak, Fortuna looks enigmatic, mysterious and frankly a bit potty.
Additional characters in the 11 cast game:
Mark Antony – General of the Roman Army.
With his lithe tanned body, rippling biceps, brand new laurel wreath and skimpy toga, Mark Antony thinks he’s a bit of a Cupid.
Cleopatra – Queen of Egypt.
With her headdress, distinctive eye make-up, gold jewellery and long figure-hugging gown, this Egyptian powerhouse is dazzlingly exotic and beautiful.
Additional characters in the 13 cast game:
Agononius – Apothecary.
A shady-looking character, unshaven and wearing a dirty tunic, Agononius carries figs and strange potions in his cloak and has herbs hanging from the cord around his waist.
Hilaria – Consul’s wife.
In a true blue gown with shoulder pads, bedecked with rossettes and carrying a manifesto, Hilaria is Bibulus’ wife and campaign manager.